Ian Louise House

Photographer: Simon Devitt


2005, Wanaka

Overton & Associates

NZIA 2006 New Zealand Award citation:
“The building, a greyed timber box, blends into its rocky beach site. The Interior of the house is formed as a series of interlocked spaces that spiral, shell-like, around a vertical circulation core. Projecting windows tightly frame views of bush and sea; lines of louvres draw in the sound of the waves. The reading of the building shifts from greyed driftwood, to bleached shell, to beachside caravan or beached yacht. It is deeply considerd, ingeniously compact, a finely tuned instrument for for beachside living.”

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